I remember listening to a story, probably on Escape Pod but possibly Lightspeed, about a near future in which ubiquitous machine-generated gendered advertisements, crueler than anything that could be designed by a human, destroying people's self confidence to make them receptive to advertisers' products. A woman decides to go after the machine distributing the ads.

She succeeds at destroying the machine, but, without its voice, has no idea what to do next.


I received an answer to this question on the Escape Artists Forum: Dead Merchandise by Ferrett Steinmetz (available free online in text and audio form). It indeed aired on Escape Pod.

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    "Worshoppers." Brilliant. Very Black Mirror. – Rand al'Thor Jul 21 at 21:04

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